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Author(s):Spomer, L. Art; Turgeon, A. J.
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, University of Illinois, Urbana
Title:Vertical soil water retention in newly-sodded, drained turfgrass sites
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Source:Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. Vol. 8, No. 5, 1977, p. 417-423.
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:New York, NY: Marcel Dekker
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Backfilling; Drainage; Growing media; Growth analysis; Soil analysis; Soil water retention
Abstract/Contents:"Drained golf greens, athletic fields, and various other turfgrass planting sites are frequently backfilled with specially-prescribed coarse or very coarse-textured root growth media to compensate for the effects of the shallow (20 to 50 cm deep), perched water table which forms at the drainage level. These areas are often planted with sod grown on much finer-textured soils. This study examined the water retention in such nonhomogenous soil profiles following irrigation and drainage. Water retention in such a drained soil profile was predicted from moisture characteristics of a backfill medium (5 parts very coarse-textured river sand plus 1.25 parts silty clay loam soil), a muck soil, and Drummer silty clay loam and confirmed by water content measurements on laboratory columns duplicating drained, sodded turfgrass sites where the sod was grown on a muck or silty clay loam soil. Both the muck and silty clay loam sod-soil layers remained essentially saturated following irrigation and 48 hours drainage whereas the underlying growth media retained only about 40% water (pore saturation). The high water retention in the sod-soil layer may retard sod rooting and the subsequent growth of the turf."
See Also:Original version appears in 1976 Turfgrass Research Summary [Illinois], 1976, p. 54-57, R=245620. R=245620
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Spomer, L. A., and A. J. Turgeon. 1977. Vertical soil water retention in newly-sodded, drained turfgrass sites. Commun. Soil. Sci. Plant Anal. 8(5):p. 417-423.
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DOI: 10.108/00103627709366734
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